Security of Energy Supply to the European Glass Fibre Industry

The European Commission announced in its Communication “RePowerEU” its desire to reduce by the end of the year the European Union dependency on Russian fossil fuel imports, while Russia provides over 40% of the total EU’s gas consumption. Under this background, it is logical that the authorities are investigating the consumers’ ability to switch to alternative energy sources and/or to reduce energy demand. The present one pager intends to inform the authorities on the critical need for an uninterrupted supply of energy (natural gas and electricity) to the continuous filament glass fibre manufacturing sector to preserve the furnace and industrial equipment, prevent industrial accidents and protect the safety of workers.